LeBron James won’t mind the Cavs being a No. 2 seed much Jersey

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LeBron James won’t mind the Cavs being a No. 2 seed much Jersey

Time: April 14, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: NewYork
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Organized By: HelenaLe
Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2017

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"We have a good chance to win it all," James said Thursday following the Cavs' first practice since learning the Indiana Pacers would be their first-round opponent (Game 1, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET, ABC). "But it starts with baby steps first, and we understand that. It starts with our opponent in two days. We have to be very determined, but we also have to be very smart about our game plan and how we execute that game plan, execute that [for as close to] 48 minutes as possible starting with Game 1." Whatever difficulties the Cleveland Cavaliers http://www.officialbluejacketsproshop.com/Scott_Hartnell_Jersey might have had closing out the regular season -- they went just 10-14 after March 1 and lost the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs to the Boston Celtics -- LeBron James maintains belief in his team. Watch a No. 1 vs. No. 8 series if you want the best chance of seeing a first-round upset, says Kevin Pelton. Which other favorites should be worried? Practicing was a good start. It had been more than a month since the Cavs gathered at their facility at Cleveland Clinic Courts for a team workout with everyone healthy. While their regular-season numbers weren't pretty -- they finished 20th in points allowed (107.2), 16th in opponent's field goal percentage (45.8) and 22nd in defensive efficiency (108 points allowed per 100 possessions) -- James said that beauty could be in store. What gives James so much confidence as he seeks to secure his seventh straight trip to the NBA Finals? One might http://www.authenticmetshop.com think the first person the Cavs would try to limit would be Paul George, the Pacers' leading scorer at 23.7 points per game who put up 43 points, nine rebounds and nine assists the last time these two teams met in Cleveland's 135-130 double-overtime victory. However, Lue hinted it was the rest of the Indiana roster that worried him. The advantage of being a No. 1 seed over a No. 2 doesn't come in the first round. But there's historically a big edge in the conference semifinals. Since the NBA Sam Gagner Authentic Jersey adopted its current playoff format (1983-84 season), there have been 33 championships won. Twenty-two of them have gone to No. 1 seeds. Six have gone to No. 2 seeds. Four have been No. 3 seeds. And one title was one by a No. 6 seed. The difference isn’t necessarily noticeable in the first round. No. 1 seeds are 61-5 vs. 8-seeds, which is the same record as 2-seeds vs. 7-seeds. "We've got to have our mind sharp, our bodies as fresh as possible going into Game 1 on Saturday. You guys can harp on the regular season. I'm not one to do it, not with the postseason starting right now. You guys are trying to drain my energy. I just told you I feel great. Don't do that to me. I feel good. I'm not going backward." LeBron James says that despite everything the Cavaliers went through -- the losses, the injuries -- "we're in a position where we can do something special still." "I think through everything that went on with our http://www.authenticmetshop.com/authentic-17-keith-hernandez-jersey.html team, we're in a position where we can do something special still," James said. "At the end of the day, I'm not going to harp on what happened in the regular season through injuries, through bad losses, through good wins, through whatever the case may be. We have a good club going into the postseason. That's all you can ask for."

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